Jamie Carragher for The Mail Online:
But over the next 12 months Steven could have been given a role on the staff to combine with his playing duties.
It would have been like work experience, with him shadowing Brendan Rodgers, looking at how the academy is run — all the different aspects of the club.
At the end of the year, it might have been that Steven wasn’t at the right level to be a coach or he could have decided that coaching wasn’t for him.
But I look at what is happening with Ryan Giggs at Manchester United now and I am dismayed that Liverpool are letting that experience leave.